Joshua Wong Arrested From Prison to Face Charges Under Beijing’s ‘National Security Law’



HONG KONG—Hong Kong police have captured favorable to majority rule government activists Joshua Wong and Hat Tak-chi for disregarding Hong Kong’s supportive of Beijing Public Security Law, expanding the all out number of captures utilizing the Beijing-sponsored law from 53 to 55.

Both were in police guardianship at the hour of the capture on Thursday.

Wong, previous secretary-general of neighborhood supportive of vote based system party Demosistō, has been carrying out a punishment in Shek Pik Jail. Cap, a previous radio moderator nicknamed “quick beat” and bad habit director of the supportive of majority rule government party Individuals Force, has been kept at the Lai Chi Kok Gathering Center since September a year ago.

In spite of the fact that Wong and Cap were in guardianship, Hong Kong police expressed that they were captured again because of their running in the 2020 essential decisions for the skillet majority rules system camp. Since the two were at that point carrying out a punishment in detainment, there was no requirement for bail or answering to a police headquarters.

Both Wong and Hat were the two competitors in the essential decisions. The races were hung on July 11 and July 12 a year ago in front of the Authoritative Board (LegCo) decisions, at first booked for September. In any case, they have since been inconclusively deferred.

The skillet vote based essential was the main ever grassroots exertion uniting all leftist alliances in Hong Kong with expectations of winning a larger part of in excess of 35 seats in the LegCo. More than 600,000 Hongkongers cast their voting form in the essential vote.

Prior to capturing Wong and Hat, the Hong Kong police captured 53 resistance figures on Jan. 6 over their support in the essential race, charging them “disruption” as indicated by Article 22 of the Public Security Law. The Hong Kong Public Security Office dispatched around 1,000 cops to execute the mass capture, the biggest since actualizing the Hong Kong Public Security Law on July 1, 2020.

A large portion of those captured were delivered on bail the following day. They were needed to pay bail of HK$30,000 ($3,865) to HK$50,000 ($6,441), give up their movement reports, and are not allowed to leave Hong Kong for the following a half year.

Nathan Law, Radiant Cheung, and Ted Hui—Hong Kong essential up-and-comers estranged abroad—gave an assertion on Facebook on Jan. 6: “The exceptional scale shows how the socialist government has chosen to cleanse the majority rule camp, quieting all difference. White fear comes from the equivocalness of the law; it undermines every one of the 600,000 Hongkongers who had made their choice.”

As indicated by a Jan. 7 update posted by allies on Joshua Wong’s Facebook page: “The government assistance official of the Restorative Administrations Office told Joshua Wong’s family that Joshua was moved from Shek Pik Jail to Lai Chi Kok Remedial Organization earlier today to record an assertion. He was accused of disregarding the Hong Kong Public Security Law.”

The post said that Wong’s legal advisor was absent as Wong recorded his assertion. Also, when the legal advisor showed up, Wong had just been gotten back to jail.

Wong was wearing jail clothes, cuffed with chains around his abdomen—a seem to be like how the organizer of Next Media, Jimmy Lai, showed up at a new preliminary. Lai was back in authority after he was denied abandon Dec. 31 a year ago.

Joshua Wong was imprisoned on Dec. 1 for his job in the counter government fights of 2019. His sentence is for 13 and a half months.

Cap Tak-chi has been in confinement since September 2020. He was accused of induction over his yelling of mottos, for example, “Free Hong Kong, Insurgency of Our Times” and “Five Requests, Not One Less” in the city.


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